Registration Update

Registration for this event has been paused to keep attendee numbers low enough for physical distancing indoors. We will announce updates as needed. Thank you for your understanding!

Course Overview

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
9 AM - 4:30 PM ET

(including instructional time & breaks)
Breakfast & lunch are included in the registration fee
Check-in & breakfast begin at 8:30 AM ET

Teatown Lake Reservation
1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining, NY 10562

Demand for native meadows, particularly as an alternative to lawn, is increasing dramatically. That said, few planting types are more misunderstood, with many failures resulting from inadequate planning and the use of poorly adapted plants. Far better results can be obtained when the plants and processes used reflect the ecological character of our naturally occurring meadow communities. More than one-year wonders, meadows modeled on these ecosystems can provide long-term, easily managed landscapes that harbor a myriad of wildlife and provide color and texture throughout the year.

This in-person, all-day program will include indoor & outdoor components. Landscape Designer Larry Weaner will discuss the design, implementation, and management of native meadows. Landscape Designer Jenna Webster will explore important yet often lesser-known aspects of wildlife-sensitive meadow design and management methods, with an emphasis on birds and pollinators that rely on native meadow vegetation.

For session details view the course brochure.

CEUs available: APLD (5.5), ASLA/LACES (6), ISA (3), NOFA (4), PIE
CEU Summary Sheet(updated 9/14/21, check back for updates)


-Registration fee: $110
-Register by September 28th
-Cancellation by September 28th for full refund
-Students send proof of student status (including date) to for discount code


The course materials will become available 1 week prior to the session date. Once registered, look out for an email at that time to access.


In partnership with The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College


Larry Weaner, FALPD, president and founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, established New Directions in the American Landscape in 1990. He is nationally recognized for combining expertise in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration. His design and restoration work spans more than twenty US states and the UK, and has been profiled in national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Garden Design, American Gardener, Wildflower Magazine, and ASLA’s “The Dirt” blog. Larry has presented at American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) annual and state chapter meetings, Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) events, and many others. His book, Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change (2016) received an American Horticultural Society (AHS) Book Award in 2017. As part of their annual Great American Gardeners Awards, AHS awarded Larry Weaner their 2021 Landscape Design Award.

Photo by Kim Sokoloff

Jenna Webster joined Larry Weaner Landscape Associates (LWLA) in 2009. She holds a master’s degree from the Conway School, a graduate program in sustainable landscape planning and design as well as a B.A. and M.Ed. from Harvard University. She previously worked for Natural Landscapes Nursery and land preservation agencies in southeast Pennsylvania. Since joining LWLA, she has been involved with master plans for residential projects small and large as well as meadow and habitat plans for public parks. She also co-curates the annual conference series through LWLA’s affiliate New Directions in the American Landscape and is an instructor in the Mt. Cuba Center Certificate Program. She serves on the board of the Crow’s Nest Research Center and the Conway School.


  • When should I arrive?

    Check-in and breakfast begin at 8:30 AM ET. Arrive anytime between then and a few minutes before 9 AM when the first session begins.

  • Is the course going to be held indoors or outdoors?

    Both. Most instruction will take place inside the Teatown Carriage House, and the hour-long field session will take place outside throughout the Teatown grounds. Seating for breakfast & lunch will be set up on the lawn outside the Carriage House.

  • Will there be any COVID protocols?

    All attendees will be required to wear face masks that snugly cover the nose and mouth at all times indoors when not eating or drinking. Teatown will be operating under the federal and local regulations that are in place at the time of the event. If any attendee is not in compliance with the event restrictions they will be asked to leave, no refund given. Event organizers will be in touch with registrants via email to communicate any updates.

  • What should I bring?

    Please bring: 1) comfortable shoes/boots and attire for walking outside during the field session; 2) a pen or pencil and/or a laptop or tablet for note-taking; 3) a reusable water bottle and/or hot drink mug to reduce our use of disposable products; 4) A thirst for learning (no bottle besides an eager brain required).

  • What will be provided?

    We will provide: 1) Attendee folders that include hard copies of the agenda, CEU information, and the PowerPoint Handouts for note-taking; 2) Breakfast, lunch, snacks, & refreshments; 3) A top-notch educational event!